Europe

Fri
05
Jul

The history of cannabis in Europe

Different European civilizations have used cannabis for millennia. In fact, cannabis has been one of the most important crops for mankind up to the 20th century. At this point in our European history, some forms of cannabis were banned.

Nowadays, cannabis is making a comeback, not as a recreational drug, but as a medicinal tool. Cannabis-infused products help you sleep, relieve anxiety, and they can be useful for various medical conditions.

Thu
04
Jul

Standardized cannabis medicine – The ‘responsibility of all in the industry’

Creating standardized medicine is the gold standard for the cannabis industry but the nature of the plant can make this difficult, attendees to Cannabis Europa heard.

Some panelists argued that attempts by the major pharmaceutical companies to patent drugs from the cannabis plant should be challenged. Others said that for cannabis medicine to achieve globally accepted standards there would need to be an involvement from the pharmaceutical giants to fund the research.

Wed
03
Jul

As Europe’s regulatory environment progresses, Aurora Cannabis targets expansion in Europe

Aurora Cannabis is the world’s largest cannabis-producing company with target output of over 500,000 kilos per year, & now the company calls for patient-focused progression in Europe.

The opportunity for cannabis companies in operating in Europe as has been highlighted by the chief corporate officer of the world’s largest cannabis company, Aurora Cannabis. Cam Battley of Aurora Cannabis spoke at the inaugural European Cannabis Week in London last week and called for patient-focused progression in the European regulatory environment.

Tue
02
Jul

Novel food ruling; A ‘smokescreen for EU regulation’

European Union efforts to class CBD as a Novel Food are little more than a ‘smokescreen’ for authorities to clampdown on the industry, it has been claimed.

Mike Harlington, Chairman of the Cannabis Trades Association which has around 900 members in 27 countries worldwide, has been battling the EU decision for the last six months.

In an interview with CBD Testers he said: “Novel Food is a smokescreen, it has nothing to do with CBD being a Novel Food. But it is totally about EU Governments wanting to get a handle on what CBD products are out there, what is being sold, whether it is legal, and where it comes from. 

Tue
02
Jul

The UN says this is the World's most popular recreational drug

Cannabis continues to be the people's substance of choice across the globe, writes Calvin Hughes.

Recreational drug use in general has been on the rise in recent years according to the United Nations' most recent World Drug Report. The number of people aged 15 to 64 who consumed recreational substances around the world in 2017 hit 271 million - up 30 percent from the numbers the UN reported in 2009.

Fri
28
Jun

UN World Drug Report 2019 now published with information on cannabis black & regulated markets

The United Nations World Drug Report has been released and it’s a big report with plenty of cannabis information, especially pages 9 thru
Fri
28
Jun

Global Cannabis Strategy Series: What are the key elements of a globalization strategy?

Canada’s first-mover status has helped the country emerge as the global leader in cannabis. Although, generally, Canadian companies have had success venturing south of the border, when push comes to shove, Uncle Sam’s message to Canadian cannabis companies has been less than welcoming, including imposing a travel ban on Canadians who are investing in the U.S. cannabis market. Elsewhere, Canada’s aspirations of global dominance can be advanced by winning the biggest global prize since the so-called California Green Rush: the European market.

Thu
27
Jun

MYM expands with European CBD distribution office

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — MYM Nutraceuticals Inc., (CSE: MYM) (OTCBB: MYMMF) (“MYM” or “The Company”) is pleased to announce it has engaged Kirsty Morrison as Territory Manager for European Operations. Ms. Morrison will be located in London, England and will lead the European CBD Sales and Distribution team.

Fri
21
Jun

Global cannabis market will nearly triple to US$40.6B by 2024: Study

The value of the global cannabis market is set to soar to new heights, as more countries and American states legalize the drug, according to a new industry report.

Global legal spending on cannabis is forecast to be US$40.6 billion in 2024, nearly triple the US$14.9 billion estimated to be spent this year, according to Arcview Market Research and cannabis industry analysis firm BDS Analytics, which released its annual "State of the Legal Cannabis Markets" report on Thursday. 

"That's a conservative number as well if regulators wouldn't move as slowly as they are right now," said Tom Adams, managing director of industry intelligence at BDS Analytics, who co-authored the report in a phone interview with BNN Bloomberg. 

Tue
18
Jun

Five ways to play the emerging global cannabis industry, from Colombia to Denmark

Since recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada in October 2018, most investors looking to catch a ride on the green wave, bumpy as it may be, have focussed on the opportunities available at home and in the United States. But while Canada may have taken the biggest leap into the legal realm, it is not the only country in which attitudes toward cannabis are changing. Here’s a look at five internationally focussed stocks that investors can look to for exposure to the emerging global cannabis industry.

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